Neighborhood Watch

Whole Rotisserie Duck at Momofuku; Deep-Fried Kool-Aid Balls at Cowgirl

Chinatown: Clover — specializing in frozen treats like smoothies, ice cream, and shakes — has opened at 26 Canal Street. [Bowery Boogie]

East Village: Sidewalk Cafe, determined to reopen by August 5, is hiring “self-motivated bartenders and servers.” [EV Grieve]

In line with our declaration of duck being the new pork, Momofuku Ssäm Bar is now offering a seven-serving whole rotisserie duck. It comes with chive pancakes, bibb lettuce, hoisin, duck scallion sauce, crispy shallots, and a choice of two sides, all for $140 per party. [Eater NY]

Cowgirl’s Baking started selling deep-fried Kool-Aid balls yesterday, allegedly to much fanfare. [Gothamist]

Greenpoint: Tres Toros Taqueria, unaffiliated with the numerically inferior Dos Toros Taqueria, is opening soon at 254 Driggs Avenue, near McGuinness Boulevard. [Eater NY]

Long Island: Havana Central is working on new locations, one at Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island and another in an unfinished complex in Yonkers. [Crain’s]

Lower East Side: A new coffee shop named Lost Weekend is looking to open (and serve Blue Bottle coffee) at 45 Orchard Street by early August. Until then, the co-owners will host sidewalk barbecues the next three Friday afternoons. [Bowery Boogie]

Midtown West: Ai Fiori is honoring Bastille Day by offering specially priced, French-inspired cocktails, canapes, macarons, and bonbons from 5 to 10 p.m. this Thursday. [Grub Street]

New Jersey: New owners have reportedly transformed the once-unremarkable Arturuo’s in Maplewood into “a favorite among advocates of local agriculture and artisanal fare.” [NYT]

Times Square: The Russian Tea Room–inspired Moscow 57 has yet to secure its desired theater district location, so it went ahead and launched a catering company in the meantime. [Crain’s]

Tribeca: Looks like The Daily’s Justin Rocket Silverman is up to to his old antics. Silverman’s latest stunt has him drinking bug-juice cocktails at White & Church; watch the YouTube video of the event here. [Daily via Eater NY]

Union Square: SideBar is having a homemade-ice-cream-sundae workshop next Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m. Guests will be guided through the process of making (and eating) their own ice cream. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at [Grub Street]

Williamsburg: Brunch powerhouse egg is working on a new dinner-focused venture at 109A North 3rd Street. [Free Williambsurg]

Le Comptoir is celebrating both Bastille Day and French Restaurant Week (not to mention regular ol’ NYC Restaurant Week) with special prix fixe menus. From July 10 to 17, four-course dinners will be available for $29, while a $17.89 charcuterie and wine special will be up for grabs at the bar. A $17.89 brunch special (including either a mimosa or Bloody Mary) will also be available over the weekend. [Grub Street]

Whole Rotisserie Duck at Momofuku; Deep-Fried Kool-Aid Balls at Cowgirl